- Published: Saturday, 04 April 2009
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There are 3 Dallas digital temperature sensors, so be sure to get the correct one. There is the 1820, 18S20 and 18B20. The 18S20 is the successor to the 1820, and does not drift over time. The 18B20 is further enhanced, and offers faster conversions. Be aware that the 1820 and 18S20 will not function correctly with this 18B20 example.
The basic wiring diagram;
Be sure to attach the 4.7K pull-up resistor to the databus, this is a requirement of the Dallas 1-Wire system. Most of the popular One Wire devices have their own libraries within Swordfish, I'm using the DS18B20 library to make this as simple as possible. Note that Swordfish also has an extensive One Wire library should you want to create your own custom interfacing module.